2021 Twin Cities Independence Day & 4th of July Fireworks Events

This year, the 4th of July is a Sunday, giving us a full weekend to celebrate (and some of us an extra Monday). Whether you have an Independence Day Go-To Plan or  you like to switch things up each year, we’re collecting the details for you. To make it easier, we list fireworks displays first and then list celebrations separately by area of the metro.

If you know of an event — free or paid — that you’d like to see added, please drop us a line via our contact form. Thanks!

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Where CAN I See Fireworks In 2021?

July 2nd

  • ST PAUL: CHS Field– Fireworks after the Saints game. Tickets.
  • EDEN PRAIRIE: Sparklefest – Mini Kids Fireworks – No loud booms at this show 6pm-9:45pm.

July 3rd

July 4th

  • APPLE VALLEY: Johnny Cake Ridge Park East  – fireworks at 10pm.
  • BLAINE: National Sports Center – fireworks at 10pm.
  • CHANHASSEN: City Center Park – fireworks at 10pm.
  • COON RAPIDS: Coon Rapids Ice Center, fireworks at 10pm.
  • EAGAN: 1501 Central Pkwy. – fireworks at 10pm.
  • EDEN PRAIRIE: Round Lake Park – fireworks at 10pm.
  • EXCELSIOR: South Lake Minnetonka – fireworks at 9:45pm.
  • FOREST LAKE: Lakeside Memorial Park – fireworks at 10pm.
  • LAKEVILLE: Lakeville North HS – fireworks at 10pm.
  • ST LOUIS PARK:  Aquila Park – fireworks at dusk.
  • MAPLEWOOD: Hazelwood Park – fireworks at dusk.
  • ST PAUL: CHS Field – Fireworks after the Saints game. Tickets.
  • WHITE BEAR LAKE: Manitou Days Fireworks – Memorial Beach.  8pm-11pm.
  • WOODBURY: HealthEast Sports Center –  fireworks at 10pm.

July 5th

  • Rain Date: Apple Valley | Johnny Cake Ridge Park East | 10pm 

Independence Day Family Fun Events

Minneapolis 4th of july events

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) is planning a series of Fourth of July events at multiple neighborhood parks and regional parks throughout the city. 

Armatage Park

Family activities, including balloon artists. Free. 11am-1pm.

Beltrami Park

Family activities, including balloon artists and a magician. Free. 4pm-6pm.

Father Hennepin Bluff Park

Live music. Free. 3pm-6pm.

Lake Nokomis Park

Family activities, including balloon artists and a magician. Free. 11am-1 pm.

Lake Harriet Park

Minneapolis Pops Orchestra from 2pm-3:30pm. Free.

Stewart Park

Family activities including balloon artists and kids dance with DJ. Free. 4pm-6pm.

Webber Park

Family activities including balloon artists and kids dance with DJ. Free. 11am-1pm.

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4th of July at Langford Park

Picnic, parade, fun run, music, speeches, scavenger hunts! July 4, 11am-4pm, FREE.

Tangletown 4th of July Picnic

Roe Family Singers, food trucks, scavenger hunt. July 4, 11am-2pm. 

twin cities northwest metro 4th of july events

BLAINE

Blaine Fireworks 

Held at the National Sports Center. Fireworks start at 10pm. July 4, FREE.

COON RAPIDS

Coon Rapids 4th of July

Hosted by Coon Rapids Ice Center. Parade, carnival, music, and fireworks. July 3-4, FREE. 

Ham Lake

Ham Lake Freedom Festival

Held at Ham Lake Lions Park. Kids activities, free pulled pork sandwiches, live music, and fireworks at 10pm. July 3, 2021.

Plymouth

Happy birthday America Parade

Based out of the Hilde Performance Center. Decorate bikes and strollers starting at 10am followed by a parade at 10:30, a magic show at 11, and snacks. July 1, 2021, FREE.

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FOREST LAKE

Forest Lake 4th of July

Carnival & entertainment each day; parade Saturday, fireworks on the 4th. July 1-4, 2021.

MAPLEWOOD

Maplewood Light it Up 

Held at Hazelwood Park. Fireworks display at dusk this year, activities to return in 2022. July 4, 2021.

Oakdale

4th of July Celebration

Held at Oakdale Library. Get in the mood to celebrate the USA’s 245th birthday with an indoor break! Crafts, coloring sheets, and trivia. Pre-registration required. June 30, 2021, 4-5pm.

Stillwater

Stillwater 4th of July Celebration

Held at Lowell Park. Concert and Civil War cannons. July 4. 2021. 3pm-10pm.

White Bear Lake

Manitou Days

Medallion hunt, Chalk My Logo event, Marketfest & farmer’s market, children’s fishing contest, parade, fireworks, beach dance. July 1-11, 2021.

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Apple Valley

Apple Valley Freedom Days

DJ, music, dancing games, food vendors and play area for kids. 4pm-10pm. Fireworks at 10pm. July 4, 2021.

Eagan

July 4th Funfest

Eagan Community Center festival grounds buzzes with a bike parade, carnival, music and fireworks. July 3-4, 2021, 10am-midnight. 

Lake Elmo

4th of July Kids Parade

33rd Annual Lake Elmo 4th of July Kids Parade. Decorate your tricycle, bicycle, wagon, stroller or lawn tractor and join the fun! Parade Starts at 12:00 (Noon) on July 4th, 2021. Starting point is intersection of Lake Elmo Ave & 33rd Street. Parade ENDS at Lions Park. Ice Cream donated & served by Lake Elmo Rotary. Dunk the Mayor or Counsil Person Dunk Tank.

 

Lakeville

Pan-O-Prog Fireworks

Lakeville North High School will host live music, inflatables, temp tattoos, photo booth, and concessions. Bring chairs or blankets. Fireworks at dusk. July 4, 2021,  4:30pm-10:30pm.  

WOODBURY

Woodbury’s Hometown Celebration

Hosted by HealthEast Sports Center – Food trucks onsite at 7pm, fireworks at 10pm.  July 4, 2021.

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Bloomington

Bloomington Summer Fete 

Held at Normandale Lake Park. Carnival, live music and fireworks at dusk. July 3, 2021, 5-10pm. 

Chanhassen

4th of July Celebration

Held at City Center Park. Parade & kiddie parade, carnival, kiddie games, live music and fireworks. July 2-4, 2021.

Eden Prairie

Eden Prairie 4th of July Hometown Celebration

Held at ROUND LAKE PARK. Friday: 6pm-9:45pm Kids Sparklefest – children’s entertainment, food vendors, mini-fireworks. Saturday: 4pm-9:30pm: Live entertainment, vendors. Sunday: Beach open, food vendors, live music and Fireworks at 10pm. July 2-4, 2021.

Edina

Edina 4th of July Parade 

Held at Edina City Hall. Parade at 10am, Celebrate “Coming Together” with an hour-long parade featuring veterans, marching bands, floats, horses, musicians, clowns, and more. July 3, 2021.

Independence Day Concert 

The First John Philip Sousa Memorial Band will play a special Independence Day concert starting at 8:30 p.m. at Rosland Park. Arrive early for swimming. The Edina Aquatic Center is open 10am-8pm. July 4, 2021.

Excelsior

Lake Minnetonka 4th of July

Held at EXCELSIOR COMMONS PARK. Morning races, 11 am kids parade, popsicle social and fireworks at dusk. July 4, 2021, 7:30am-10pm. 

Saint Louis Park

July 4th Fireworks Celebration 

Held at AQUILA PARK. Concessions, vendors, live music and fireworks. July 4, 2021, 7-10pm.

Shakopee

Happy Birthday America Parade

Held at SHAKOPEE LIONS PARK. Decorate your wheels (trikes, bikes, wagons, etc.) and join this parade. Popsicles and entertainment to follow. FREE, Shop up for staging at 10:30am. July 2, 2021.

Celebrate the Red, White & Blue

Hosted by SANDVENTURE AQUATIC PARK. Special Independence July 4, 2021. Day hours are 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Admission $5-7/pp.

Victoria

Make Patriotic Survival Bracelets

Kids 8+ and their families can celebrate by making a paracord survival bracelet in 4th of July colors. Then go on a family hike. Cost is $5 and reservations are required. July 3, 2021, 1pm-2pm.

cancelled 4th of july events

AFTON 4th of July Parade and Celebration

This annual Main Street celebration will return in 2022.

EDINA July 4th Fireworks | Rosland Park

Will be back in 2022, but the parade is still on. See above.

Minneapolis Red White & Boom

Unfortunately, it just got too late for the City to plan for an event this size in 2021. Returning in 2022.  In the meantime, MPRB will be planning smaller events at parks throughout the City.

Mill City Museum: Fourth of July Fireworks

Not only is this event dependent on Red, White & Boom, Mill City is one of the few Minnesota Historical Society sites not scheduled to reopen yet.

RICHFIELD: Red, White & Blue Days | Veterans Memorial Park

Community and family focused events that offer something for everyone — Family Night, car show, street dance, parade, music, and fireworks. Back in 2022.

Rosefest Party in the Park | Roseville Central Park

Carnival activities, inflatable fun, puppet shows, live music all day and fireworks at 10pm. July 4, 1pm-10pm. Returning in 2022. The June portion of Rosefest will go forward in 2021.

CHASKA

July 4th Fireworks. Fireworks around 10pm at Mcknight Park over Lake Jonathan. July 4. The annual festival has been cancelled.

ELK RIVER

Farmer’s Fourth of July | Oliver Kelley Farm
Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy on the lawn, visit the spring farm babies, join in 19th-century games such as town ball, sample ice cream and listen to rousing speeches. 2021 TBA.

SHAKOPEE

The Landing: Independence Day 1889
Join a parade, play yard games and churn ice cream. Watch historic baseball and listen to a live brass band. July 4. 10am-5pm, $8/adults; $5/kids over 2. 2021 TBA.

ST PAUL

Historic Fort SnellingIndependence Day Celebration
Celebrate the early 1800s way – witness a mock battle, hear the roar of cannon salutes, watch military dress parades, enjoy military fife and drum music, enjoy interactive stations, and try historic games. TBA.

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    1. No. These are absolutely the 2020 events. We have very few events to choose from this year, but they are up-to-date for 2020. If you are seeing 2016, you may want to clear your cache. I’ve never heard of a cache keeping something 4 years old, but that is the only explanation I could give you.

  5. Out of all these fireworks shows, which one would you recommend to go to if you had to choose one? I normally hit up Minneapolis for Red,White and Boom, but I have no idea which one of these to go to now 🤷🏾‍♂️.

    1. I don’t think I can narrow it to one, but I think Bloomington does a great job and I have always wanted to do a Saints Game on the 4th followed by fireworks.

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  8. Minneapolis had an ENTIRE YEAR to plan but seemed more obsessed with defunding police and supporting criminal terrorism like blm and ANTIFA. They are an absolute disgrace and we need to release them of their positions.

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      We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, –That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.–Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.

      He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.

      He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.

      He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only.

      He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their public Records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.

      He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people.

      He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected; whereby the Legislative powers, incapable of Annihilation, have returned to the People at large for their exercise; the State remaining in the mean time exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within.

      He has endeavoured to prevent the population of these States; for that purpose obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migrations hither, and raising the conditions of new Appropriations of Lands.

      He has obstructed the Administration of Justice, by refusing his Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary powers.

      He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone, for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.

      He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harrass our people, and eat out their substance.

      He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of our legislatures.

      He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil power.

      He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation:

      For Quartering large bodies of armed troops among us:

      For protecting them, by a mock Trial, from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:

      For cutting off our Trade with all parts of the world:

      For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:

      For depriving us in many cases, of the benefits of Trial by Jury:

      For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offences

      For abolishing the free System of English Laws in a neighbouring Province, establishing therein an Arbitrary government, and enlarging its Boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule into these Colonies:

      For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws, and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments:

      For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.

      He has abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of his Protection and waging War against us.

      He has plundered our seas, ravaged our Coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.

      He is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation.

      He has constrained our fellow Citizens taken Captive on the high Seas to bear Arms against their Country, to become the executioners of their friends and Brethren, or to fall themselves by their Hands.

      He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages, whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.

      In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.

      Nor have We been wanting in attentions to our Brittish brethren. We have warned them from time to time of attempts by their legislature to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us. We have reminded them of the circumstances of our emigration and settlement here. We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations, which, would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence. They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our Separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, Enemies in War, in Peace Friends.

      We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these United Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States; that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do. And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.

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